South Africa Thrash Nigeria

By Akinwale Kasali Prior to the match, the Bafana Bafana of South had promised to defeat Nigeria at the Godswill Akpabio stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom, but analysts and soccer enthusiasts thought the Southern African country was boosting. Second half goals from Tokelo Rantie and Percy Tau seal a 2-0 win for the South Africans. The win is the first competitive victory the Bafana Bafana has recorded against the three time AFCON champions. The loss puts the Super Eagles in the three position on the log with Libya leading the…

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Rohr Drops Ahmed Musa

Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr, opted for Chippa United netminder, Daniel Akpeyi, and will field a back four of William Troost-Ekong, Chidozie Awaziem, Abdullahi Shehu and Elderson Echiejile Out-of-favour Leicester City forward, Ahmed Musa, has been left out in the Super Eagles starting line up against South Africa for Saturday’s (today) African Cup of Nation’s qualifying match against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr, opted for Chippa United netminder, Daniel Akpeyi, and will field a back four of William Troost-Ekong,…

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Super Eagles Brace Up for The South African Challenge

By Akinwale Kasali The city of Uyo, Akwa Ibom is agog for the African Cup of nations Qualifiers against arch-rivals, the Bafana Bafana of South Africa. The Stuart Baxter coached team have been boasting of recording a victory at the home ground of the Eagles. It would be recalled that the South Africans denied the Super Eagles of Nigeria from hoisting the nation’s flag at the AFCON 2015 championship in Gabon after the Super Eagles forced a 2-2 draw against the southern african country at the same Goodswill Akpabio Stadium.…

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Rohr Pleads With Super Eagles Players to Defer Fast

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has pleaded with Super Eagles players observing the Ramadan fasting to defer it for their upcoming cracker against the Bafana Bafana Boys of South Africa. This the coach says will give the players the energy and the commitment to give their best against the nation’s perennial rival. Though, the stage is now set for the June 10 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2019 qualifier in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, between  the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the National team of South Africa, the Bafana Bafana.…

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Super Eagles Move Up In Latest FIFA Ranking

This is good news for soccer enthusiasts. Since the coming of Gernot Rohr, the Super Eagles have witnessed drastic improvement. The Super Eagles of Nigeria moved up in the latest FIFA Ranking released on Thursday in both the continent and world. Super Eagles Gernot Rohr’s men who previously occupied the 40th position in the world moved two places and are now 38th while they sit pretty in the 4th position on the continent. The Eagles who are yet to lose a game in their German tactician’s tenure will today battle…

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NFF Unveils Super Eagles 23-Man Squad

By Akinwale Kasali Nigeria Football federation, NFF has unveiled the list of invited players to prosecute the African Nations Cup qualifiers against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa at the Godswill Akpabio’s International Stadium in Uyo. Super Eagles list comprises of Arsenal bound Henry Onyekuru and recalled Victor Osimhen. The Rohr led side will tomorrow square-up against the Hawks of Togo before coming back to Nigeria to round-up preparations for the South Africa game. The Super Eagles have failed to make it to the last two editions of AFCON. The…

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Rohr Calls off France Camping for Super Eagles

The Super Eagles will no longer hold a training camp in Paris before their African Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa on June 10. Gernot Rohr, the coach of the national team disclosed that the proposed friendly with the Togolese National Team has been cancelled, though it was never approved by the Nigeria Football Federation in the first place. Super Eagles manager Rohr had specially requested to play Togo in a friendly before the meeting with South Africa. ‘’The coach called off the friendly in Paris so as to…

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Super Eagles Moves Up to 40th Position In Latest FIFA Ranking

Super Eagles of Nigeria improved on their performance in the FIFA rankings from last month by moving up two places in Africa to become 5th and one place to become 40th in the world as against the 7th and 41st positions occupied respectively in the last rankings. The only game the Super Eagles played after last month’s rankings was against Senegal which ended in a 1-1 draw. The game against Burkina-Faso was called off. Meanwhile, Brazil surged to the top of the FIFA world rankings for the first time in…

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Rohr Cancels England Venues for Eagles Matches

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr said England will not be a choice of venue for the next friendly international to be played by the national team. super eagles Rohr was speaking against the background of the botched friendly against Burkina Faso in London. The match was abandoned after Burkina Faso failed to get UK visas for most of their players. The Super Eagles had played a 1-1 draw with Senegal on March 23 at the same venue. However, Rohr could not get his wish to test his youngsters against Burkina…

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Super Eagles Forces Senegal to a Stalemate

By Akinwale Kasali If not for the 84th spot kick converted by Manchester City Striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, the Teranga Lions of Senegal could have defeated the Nigerian side. Moussa Sow had put the Senegalese on the driving seat in the 54th minute, with a sublime finish. Not relenting on their oars, the youthful Nigerian side captained by Trabzonspor midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi, fought tooth and nail, before been awarded a penalty after a Senegalese defender fouled a Nigerian player in the 18 yard spot. The match ended 1-1 at the Hive…

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Super Eagles Battle Ready for Senegal and Burkina Faso

by Akinwale Kasali Portugal-based midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo  and Bosnia-Herzegovina-based defender Musa Muhammed will  arrive  at the Super Eagles camp in London on Wednesday after enduring  plenty of pains  to obtain  visas to enter Britain  ahead of their friendly games against Senegal and Burkina Faso. Nigeria face Senegal’s Teranga Lions on Thursday  – and   Burkina Faso’s Stallions on March 27  in the English capital. Spokesman for the  Nigeria Football Federation Ademola Olajire confirmed that Feirense’s  Etebo and Zeljeznicar’s  Musa, as well  as Ifeanyi Ubah goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa, would  join their colleagues…

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20-year Old Bazee Doubtful for Super Eagles Friendlies

The hope of German-born Hannover 96 forward  Noah Joel Bazee  may have to wait to make his Nigeria debut as he faces a battle to be fit for the friendly games against Senegal on March 23 and Burkina Faso on March 27. Both matches will be played in London. The 20-year-old, whose father is a Nigerian and his mother a German,   switched  his international allegiance to Nigeria following pressure from the Super  Eagles German manager Gernot Rohr. Rohr, who is said to be enthralled by the 1.82m right midfielder’s directness, pace, power,…

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Super Eagles Maintains Position on FIFA Ranking

The Super Eagles position on FIFA rankings remains unchanged in March, with Nigerians maintaining their berth as 7th in Africa and 41st in the world. With only four ‘A’ international games considered for the March edition, there are few changes in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. South American heavyweights Argentina and Brazil remain in first and second respectively, while reigning FIFA World Cup champions Germany stay third. The top 20 are unchanged from February except for two notable exceptions. Poland (12, plus 2) reached their best ever world ranking, joining Wales…

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Super Eagles Gear Up for Senegal and Burkina Faso Friendlies

By Akinwale Kasali The coach of Nigeria national side, Gernot Rohr, has invited 25-players to prosecute the two friendly matches arranged for the Super Eagles in London, United Kingdom. The Super Eagles of Nigeria is expected to trade tackles with the Stallions of Burkina Faso and the Teranga Lions of Senegal. The matches will be played on 24th and 28th of March, which is a FIFA date set aside for national engagement. This will be the first outing of the national team in 2017, since the team’s victory over the…

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Herculean Task

Few weeks from now, Gernot Rohr begins  quest for the 2018 FIFA World Cup ticket with the Super Eagles. How far can he go? By Akinwale Kasali The mandate given to German tactician, Gernot Rohr by his employers, the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, was to qualify the senior national side, the Super Eagles, for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup. He accepted the challenge, knowing full ywell that it’s a herculean task.Rohr earns $40,000 monthly. Before his appointment, Frenchman, Paul Le Guen, had rejected the job over the task given…

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